John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan, various Atlantis staffPairings:
Rodney McKay/John SheppardCategories:
noneAuthor on LJ: chandriAuthor's Website: Fantasi.netLink: Little Storms by ChandriWhy This Must Be Read:
Summary by the author:
None of them like to admit it, but sometimes John's wrong. Usually it's Rodney who has to say so.
Contrary to yesterday's rec (whose strong point was action/adventure) this one has the focus on interpersonal relations and it does a wonderful job in this regard. John and Rodney are at odds with each other, Teyla and Ronon try to deal with it in a helpful manner.
It's written from Rodney's POV, the present happenings as well as mental flashbacks to earlier times in their friendship.
Very good characterization of all of them, the characters have depth (which is especially in the case of Teyla and Ronon worth to mention),they're intelligent people which actually have their own, typical characteristics. They're *recognizable* in a canonical-compliant way: Yep, that's something Teyla would do. Yes, that's something Ronon would think and say. Though Chandri expands their characters and makes them three-dimensional, not just repeating known stereotypes.
Even the way John is wrong here, absolutely matches his character.
The narrative is beautifully told, it has colorful, vivid descriptions and an atmosphere that sucks you right in, be it the strained situation between John and Rodney on Atlantis or the relaxed, joyous scenery of the Athosian festival.
What can I say, I'm a sucker for Pegasus-festivals. *g*
This is one of those stories that just feels "right" to me and, of course, it has a happy end. :-) ( snippet of ficCollapse )